August 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Beautiful Malice

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!

This week's pick is Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James (I know it's already been released, but I haven't managed to get my hands on a copy yet).

Three versions of the cover, because I can't decide which one I like best:

Description from Amazon:

"An international sensation that The Wall Street Journal called a “publishing phenomenon,” this layered, poignant, and chilling novel of psychological suspense is the year’s most stunning American fiction debut. From its wrenching opening to its shocking climax, Beautiful Malice unfolds a haunting story in which people, motives, and circumstances are never what they seem.

Who is Katherine Patterson? It is a question she hopes no one can answer. To erase her past, Katherine has moved to a new city, enrolled in a new school, and even changed her name. She’s done the next best thing to disappearing altogether. Now, wary and alone, she seeks nothing more than anonymity. What she finds instead is the last thing she expected: a friend.

Even more unlikely, Katherine’s new friend is the most popular and magnetic girl in school. Extroverted, gorgeous, flirtatious, and unpredictable, she is everything that Katherine is not and doesn’t want to be: the center of attention. Yet Alice’s enthusiasm is infectious, her candor sometimes unsettling, and Katherine, in spite of her guarded caution, finds herself drawn into Alice’s private circle.

But Alice has secrets, too—darker than anyone can begin to imagine. And when she lets her guard down at last, Katherine discovers the darkest of them all. For there will be no escaping the past for Katherine Patterson—only a descent into a trap far more sinister . . . and infinitely more seductive."

It's supposed to be dark, gritty and powerful, and I often gravitate towards books with some kind of psychological element to them. Hope it lives up to all the buzz it's generated!

What books are you waiting on?


  1. Boy, do I love the peach cover! I'd get it for that alone. Thanks for reminding me about this.

  2. Oh this sounds like a great read. I'm always drawn to books that are described as being dark. Definitely intrigued. Thanks for the recommend :D

    COme by and read my WOW

  3. I think I like the last one the best. I have not yet gotten this either,but definitely hope to soon. Great pick!

  4. Thanks for introducing me to this book!

    My WoW

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  5. I love all three of those covers---I think the peach one is my favorite!

  6. I like the middle cover.
    I hope you enjoy your book!
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  7. Ooh how fun that you shared all the covers! Nice pick. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

  8. Sounds creepy and tense. I'm not sure it's for me, but I love the title and cover artwork (all of them). Nice pick!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

  9. Hmm, my favourite of the covers is probably the last one. Sounds like an intriguing book, thanks for sharing!

  10. It sounds like a good book! Can't wait! :]

    Also, I passed along an award to you, here:

    Sorry if it's a repeat!

  11. Thanks for posting all three covers - so different but I think I like #3 the best. Hope you enjoy the book!

  12. Looks intriguing...hope you enjoy it.

    Here's mine:

  13. I *just* got this book and I cannot wait to start reading it!

    Also letting you know I have chosen you for an award on my blog! Visit this post to accept the award!

  14. I LOVED this. You really need to get a copy ASAP because it's so good! As for the covers, the orange one is the one I have and it's lovely although I like the middle one, too!

  15. Sounds like an interesting and intense read. I was not too sure about it initially but you've convinced me to give it a try.

  16. Great WoW pick. Like Alissa, I've also passed on an award to you here:

  17. Great pick! I actually have a copy of this one waiting to be read. I have the pinkish red cover, but like the one with the girl and shattered glass :)

  18. That second cover is incredible! Love the pick :)

    By the way, I'm a new follower of your blog!

  19. Ooo I like the second cover. Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by Tales of Whimsy... :)

  20. I've read Beautiful Malice and absolutely loved it! I hope you do too, it's a really awesome book!

    Thank you for your comment on my WOW post. :)


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